NEWS UPDATE: APRIL 15, 2020

While the doors of our Ashram and Integral Yoga Centers are still temporarily closed, our hearts continue to be open! See below for an update from Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville (Integral Yoga Global headquarters).

The moment you feel you’re forgetting the peace or it’s slipping away, immediately say: “No, I care more for my peace than anything else. Even if you could give me the whole world in place of my peace, I wouldn’t trade that. I just want peace and peace alone. I’m worshiping my peace.”
— Sri Swami Satchidananda

Based on the current guidance from the Governor of Virginia, we are extending the Ashram’s temporary closure through September 8, 2020.

If you have registered for an in-person program or guest stay between now and September 8, please contact the Ashram Reservation Center (arc[at]yogaville.org) to receive credit to your account and reschedule your visit for a later date.  Or if you are financially able, we welcome you to donate your payment back to the Ashram to help support us through this closure.

While we are staying home and staying healthy, we are also practicing, living, and finding new ways to impart the Yoga teachings during this time. Yoga can help us understand anxiety and cope with it as it arises. We are growing new ways to connect online with Integral Yoga and the Ashram’s teachers:

  • The Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is offering live online Hatha Yoga classes and meditations, and other sessions.

  • Clergy On Call offers a new way to connect with Integral Yoga sannyasin and ministers for spiritual support by phone or email.

  • Satsangs, talks by our Swamis and Ministers, and Hatha Yoga classes continue to be added on LiveStream. We have plans to add more online programs soon.

In April, we welcomed almost 60 yogis from around the world for Yogaville’s first online silent retreat. We loved being with you and look forward to continuing to connect with you in silence, in speech, and, some day, in person. We will continue to come together as a community and support each other.

We appreciate all of your prayers and support with our whole hearts. For those comfortably able to do so, we welcome financial offerings to help the Ashram weather the impact of the pandemic and help keep us all serving together for a long time to come.

Om Shanthi,

Rev. Siva Moore
Executive Director
Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville